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Spring has sprung, so be careful out there

March 22, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 22nd 2019   As spring arrives with longer daylight hours, traffic expands to include all sorts of non-motorized options. Getting accustomed to this springtime reality can force a motor-vehicle driver reboot. Here is a… Read More…

What we can learn from Las Vegas roads

March 15, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 15th 2019   On a recent trip to Las Vegas, reflective traffic lane markers greeted me at night from the airport to the well-lit arterial roads leading to my residential destination. It was easy… Read More…

The wacky and wonderful on our roads

March 8, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 8th 2019   Every so often, one witnesses the wackiest of commuter behaviour. Just when you think there are a very few redeeming qualities among drivers and cyclists, you’re surprised by the behaviour of… Read More…

Island intersections that are best avoided

March 1, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 1st 2019   There are some intersections on Vancouver Island worth avoiding. They make the list of most-likely crash locations, based on statistics from 2017 (numbers for 2018 are not available). Why there is… Read More…

Readers sound off on car/bike coexistence

February 22, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, February 22nd 2019   A column about a variety of modes of transportation resulted in a deluge of responses from readers, covering the full spectrum of opinions. The best quote was from V.B.: “The human… Read More…

Tips for driving in nasty winter weather

February 21, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, February 15th 2019   The polar vortex is in full play this winter season. Whatever happened to this kind of weather pattern being described as cold and snowy? No matter what you want to call… Read More…

Readers weigh in on cyclists, bike lanes

February 21, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, February 8th 2019   Talk about kicking a hornet’s nest. Last week’s column about alternate forms of transportation generated an avalanche of responses. Here is a sample of the feedback. Yvonne sent the whole column… Read More…

Two wheels should be treated like four

February 21, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, February 1st 2019   It’s about time someone in a position of authority normalized the rules and regulations pertaining to non-licensed modes of transportation, not only in our province, but across the country. A pedestrian… Read More…

Driving tests can be unfair for seniors

February 21, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, January 25th 2019   Every system must have an element of fairness to be deemed worthy of implementation. Here are some examples of a lack of fairness, specific to seniors, in our licensing and traffic… Read More…

How long can you drive in bus/bike lanes?

February 21, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, January 18th 2019   Here are more questions and comments from readers: Can you drive in the bus/bike dedicated traffic lane? Several people have asked for clarification. Yes, you can travel in these dedicated lanes,… Read More…

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